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We Are Caretakers: Inventions for a Sustainable Future
July 15-19, 2024

ThemeCo-existence is more than tolerating each other and surviving side-by-side. Humans and nature should thrive together – protect what needs protecting, help what needs helping, speak up for those who don’t have a voice, and discover innovative solutions to challenges big and small. As caretakers for the planet, humans have the power to better the environment and benefit us all through actions of all types and sizes.

ProjectCamper collaborations will yield imaginative solutions to myriad contributions to climate change. They will design and create from the human perspective AND from nature’s viewpoint! What ideas does the ocean have to minimize rising temperatures? What insights are gained from listening to clouds for cleaning air pollution? Hope and confidence in the future and creative partnerships will fuel the creative machines.

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s exploration of the ephemeral in nature. From his Rainshadow happenings to the Park sculpture Watershed, he calls attention to water – its delicacy, its strength, and its ability to connect all who live on our blue planet. Plus, the austere aluminum tree and rock sculpture Environmental Impact Statement by Robert Lobe that looms large as a call to action to avoid a future stripped of rich, colorful, organic matter.

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